HARRISBURG, PA — Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced the release of an audit report for the Glen Moore Firemen’s Relief Association in Glenmoore, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Auditors concluded, for the period January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2019, that the relief association, in all significant respects, complied with applicable state laws, contracts, bylaws, and administrative procedures as they relate to the receipt of state aid and the expenditure of relief association funds.
“Volunteer firefighter relief associations support fire and rescue crews as they perform their dedicated, often heroic, duties,” DePasquale said. “We are forever grateful.”
State aid for VFRAs comes from a 2 percent tax on fire insurance policies sold in Pennsylvania by out-of-state companies. In 2019, 2,518 municipalities received nearly $60 million for distribution to VFRAs to provide training, purchase equipment and insurance, and pay for death benefits for volunteer firefighters.
The relief association is a charitable organization that was formed primarily to afford financial protection to volunteer firefighters and to encourage individuals to participate in volunteer fire service.
The Glen Moore Firemen’s Relief Association is affiliated with the Glen Moore Fire Company in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. The volunteer firefighters’ relief association and the associated fire service organization are separate, legal entities.
The Department of the Auditor General distributes the state aid and audits VFRAs. The full audit report for the Glen Moore Firemen’s Relief Association and other VFRAs with findings are available online at www.PaAuditor.gov/audit-reports.
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